Taken from IMDB: A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her. To preserve her appearance the doctor must give her additional treatments using glands taken from murdered women.
May 24, 2011 Subject:
No offense, TheCalebWallace, but the way you keep spamming reviews with links to your reviews is annoying! This has to be the fifth or sixth one I've seen here.
May 23, 2011 Subject:
not seeing the Atom
November 14, 2010 Subject:
Lovely young woman scarred in an accident craves the return of her former beauty, but is told by doctors there's nothing that can be done. She's lured into the care of a doctor with the promise of a complete cure. The cure lasts only a short time, and the woman needs repeated treatments. The doctor is morally and ethically challenged, and mad to boot. Bodies start to show up around town. I've seen this story in too many sci-fi/horror movies; it's never done well. It's no different here. Actually, I had been hoping this would be a "so bad it's good" movie. No joy.
One thing that is different here is that the doctor is transformed into a monster, Jekyll and Hyde style, by being compelled to kill to preserve the young woman's beauty and his unrequited love for her. Go figure.
This is an Italian movie with lots of overacting and overwrought drama and melodrama, possibly exacerbated by the actors who dubbed it into English. There's little character development beyond the basics through its 86 minutes. The story holds together better than most other Italian sci-fi, horror, and sword and sandal movies I've seen from the '50 and '60s, but it showed the typical slice and dice editing, inexplicable plot holes, and mixed or missing character motivations common to them.
On the plus side were the cinematography, special effects, and solid actor Sergio Fantoni who plays Pierre Mornet, the hero of the piece.
I downloaded the 865MB MPEG4 file. The black bands at the top and bottom and the 4:3 aspect ratio indicate that this was made from a wider screen film, as were all copies of the movie here at IA. They all must be from the Alpha Video release. Audio and video quality were fine.
November 12, 2008 Subject:
It is a Bava film!